The Smeds and the Smoos



Scholastic US
FORMAT: Hardback
ISBN: 9781338669763
RRP: £12.99
PUBLICATION DATE: August 6, 2020


The Smeds and the Smoos

By (author) Julia Donaldson; Illustrated by Axel Scheffler

An out-of-this-world story of friendship from the creators of Room on the Broom and The GruffaloThe Smeds (who are red) never mix with the Smoos (who are blue), so when Janet and Bill, a young Smed and Smoo, fall in love, their families strongly disapprove. But love conquers all and, in the happiest of happy endings, Janet and Bill not only bring their warring blue and red families together — they also celebrate the arrival of their beautiful purple baby! From the bestselling creators of Room on the Broom and The Gruffalo, this out-of-this-world story of friendship and family is a timely celebration of embracing our differences and finding common ground.

Reviews of The Smeds and the Smoos

Praise for A Gold Star for Zog: A New York Times Notable BookDonaldson, the current children's laureate in Britain, is a master of witty comic rhyme and original stories with heart. Here she and Scheffler outdo themselves with the smart, funny — dare I say, deep? — story of a dragon in training, a princess who wants to be a doctor and a knight who could use a bit of rescuing. The book gets a gold star too. — New York Times Book ReviewWhile Scheffler's characters are straight out of fantasy, they exude a sweet, down-to-earth quality that makes them instantly sympathetic. Readers will get a kick out of the genial self-awareness in his cartooning — on almost every spread, a character glances at the audience as if to say, 'Can you believe this?' — Publishers WeeklyA delightful new twist on happily-ever-after. — School Library JournalPraise for Superworm:A word lover's delight in rousing, rhyming verse. — New York Times Book Review* The unlikely superhero with his googly eyes and winning smile will be a hit, and the rhythmic rhyme will have audiences chanting along by the end of the story… Silly and slimy — superfun! — Kirkus Reviews, starred reviewPraise for Stick Man:* Donaldson's rhymes never skip a beat, and Scheffler personalizes the many animals, people and settings in his witty watercolors. This yarn could become a December perennial. — Publishers Weekly, starred review* Scheffler's engaging illustrations, Donaldson's irresistible rhyming text and repeated refrains make this a winning read-aloud that will stick around long after the holiday season. — Kirkus Reviews, starred review

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